The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a broad waterway park, which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks. It will include pathways and green space designed to meet the needs of all who enjoy rambling, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and those who simply like to chill out next to the waterway park.
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park could be the central feature which links a number of new villages south of Milton Keynes and in the Marston Vale. As one of its options for providing new homes Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan consultation proposes a series of new villages in the Marston Vale and near … Continue reading “Waterway Park proposed at the heart of new villages”
At its Board Meeting on 25th May 2017 the Trust agreed an updated to the Business Plan, which will guide our activities during 2017/18. The Plan includes progress on the key tasks we set ourselves last year and establishes some new activities for this coming year including: • Develop initiatives to help members become more … Continue reading “Trust approve updated Business Plan”
We will be holding the next of our new Members’ Evenings at the Broughton Hotel, Milton Road, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9AA on the evening of 22nd February. The Broughton (also known as Best Western Milton Keynes Hotel) has plenty of parking, and is only about 10-15 minutes’ walk from Coachway, the coach station next … Continue reading “Members’ Evening 22nd February”
Last year the B&MKWP Trust submitted evidence to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) about the potential role of the Waterway Park as important infrastructure within the Oxford/Milton Keynes/Cambridge corridor. The Trust and the Canal and River Trust (CRT) made a presentation to a Conference run by the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) last October … Continue reading “Promoting Waterway Park at recent SEMLEP Conference”
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust enthusiastically welcome the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission’s report into the infrastructure and approach needed to underpin the successful economic growth of the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor. The report, published on 16th November, points to the need to promote new east – west road and rail links as … Continue reading “Trust Welcomes National Infrastructure Interim Report”